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WD passport I/O ERROR CODE

Please can someone help me. I ca't open my WD passpor 250GB. It give I/O ERROR code. Any ideas please. Thanks in advance.

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SOURCE: WD My Passport Essential 250GB USB2.0 is not working in WIn 98SE

Try using a Usb 2 cable "The one that came with the WD My Passport " And put it directly to the PC...
In some cases, Like mine, I used an extended cable + the cable that came with the "WD My Passport" and i got the same problem ..
So i simply removed the extended cable and put the put "WD My Passport " directly to the PC with its own cable and the problem was solved to me ..
Samer.F

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: WD Passport 250GB External cannot be recognized.

Go to BIOS (Press DEL or F2 to enter BIOS). Check if the Power state is in S1. Ensure that USB setting is in Hi-Speed.
Restart the computer and try using the device. this should fix. Let us know the result.
Thanx

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My old computer does not recognize my new 250gb wd passport

Are you sure your 'old' computer has USB 2.0 support and not only USB 1.1?
You can try accessing the BIOS of the computer and see if you can change the USB version there.

Once it is recognized, Windows (XP?) should recognize it and install the drivers. If you are running an older OS, you probably need to install drivers for it first. But those would come with the drive (on a CD maybe).

Also check out:
http://www.devicedriverfinder.com/blog/device-errors/external-hard-drive-troubleshooting

Jules

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: my WD 250GB passport portable hard drive is not recognized

If your system detects the connected device that is a good start. Was the drive formatted for another operating system? Certainly try the drive on another system and/or another drive on your system.

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 250gb wd passport contents not visible in my computer

One or more of the hints below will probably sort out most USB problems with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port

6. For FLASH DRIVES you should ensure that the device is set for "quick removal" using the drive control panel properties or use the USB "Safely Remove Hardware" option. If you dont do this there is a very strong chance that any files you transfer may not be there when you plug into another computer.
7. It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.
You should also do this to cheack the drives connections are not bad inside the enclosure.
 
8. If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.

9. If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further
10. ensure that you have set removable drives for "quick removal" or that you use the "Safly Remove Hardware" option often shown on the lower toolbar.It is possible that files my not be fully written to external devices before they are removed. This corrupts the file itself and even on occasion the drive.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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if you can give me the complete model or part number of this item, i can further assist you
in the mean time, i have a link you can go to to helkp resolve your issue

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Do you connect & disconnect the drive according to WD's recommendations here? Try another cable. (If yours was wearing out, that might explain why it only connected some times.) Try another usb port. Check the power supply (another receptacle) Unplug other usb devices from the system.
See this article. Good luck!

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Try using a Usb 2 cable "The one that came with the WD My Passport " And put it directly to the PC...
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Samer.F

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